Kirsty Weakley

Kirsty Weakley

Reporter , Civil Society Media Ltd from May 2011

Kirsty joined Civil Society Media in May as a reporter after completing a journalism course at Kingston University.

She has a degree in history from Swansea University where she ran a painting and decorating project helping vulnerable adults for Discovery Student Volunteering. She also lived in France for six months and speaks fluent French.

Email her kirsty.weakley@civilsociety.co.uk

Follow her on Twitter @KirstyWeakley 

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Lynne Berry

The new breast cancer charity formed from the merger of Breakthrough Breast Cancer and Breast Cancer Campaign will launch on 1 April with former RVS chief executive Lynne Berry as its new chair, the two charities said today.

Save the Children UK chief executive says 'sorry' for giving Tony Blair humanitarian award

Justin Forsyth, chief executive of Save the Children UK, apologised to people upset by an award given to Tony Blair and said that the uproar had caused an “unnecessary distraction” from the charity’s humanitarian work.

Mentoring and Befriending Foundation to close and transfer services to NCVO

NCVO is to take over the core services of the Mentoring and Befriending Foundation, which will close later this year.

Commission 'concerned' about charities that ignore Lobbying Act

The Charity Commission’s director of policy and communications, Sarah Atkinson, has warned charities that the regulator would be concerned about charities that deliberately flout the Lobbying Act.

Interesting to note that around 30,000 more people volunteered in the sector, but is this 'real volunteers' or did they have to 'volunteer' to keep food on the plate!

» Charity sector workforce grows by almost 30,000

Great Ormond Street Hospital charity to become independent of Department of Health regulation

Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity has begun the process to free itself from being regulated by the Department of Health, the charity announced earlier this week.

RSPCA has been without a chief executive for one year

Gavin Grant stepped down from the helm of RSPCA for health reasons one year ago and the charity is yet to appoint a successor.

Sir Stuart Etherington, chief executive, NCVO

Political parties' policies for the sector are vague and lack a clear narrative, and the sector must respond by outlining its own vision of the future, the chief executive of the NCVO told a debate on the election last night.

Data blog: Spending with Social Enterprise UK members by government

As part of Open Data Day on Saturday SEUK and the Cabinet Office launched an online dashboard showing public sector funding to SEUK members over the past three financial years. Kirsty Weakley looks at what this tells us.

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